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Episode 200, Emergency SOS via satellite available today on the iPhone 14 lineup in the US and Canada



In this podcast we will tell you about Apple’s announcement today that emergency SOS via satellite is available on the iPhone 14 lineup in the US and Canada.  iPhone 14 users can now connect with emergency services when cellular and Wi-Fi coverage are not available; the service extends to France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK in December. We will talk about this new potential life-saving feature and how it works and use it.

Apple’s groundbreaking safety service Emergency SOS via satellite becomes available to customers in the US and Canada starting Tuesday, Nov. 14.
With Emergency SOS via satellite, users can send and receive messages in as little as 15 seconds in clear conditions
The intuitive interface guides the user where to point their iPhone to connect to a satellite.
With Emergency SOS via satellite, users can send and receive messages in as little as 15 seconds in clear conditions.
When users want to reassure friends and family of their whereabouts while traveling off the grid, they can open the Find My app and share their location via satellite.

Episode 199, The Best Features of iPadOS 16



In this podcast we will tell you the best features of iPadOS 16.  This new update takes the versatility of iPad even further with powerful new productivity and collaboration features. iCloud Shared Photo Library makes it easy to keep your family photos up to date. Messages adds the ability to edit or undo a sent message and new ways to start and manage collaborations. Mail has new inbox and compose tools, and Safari adds Shared Tab Groups and next-generation security with passkeys. Stage Manager introduces an entirely new way to multitask on iPad allowing you to work with multiple overlapping windows and easily switch between them We will cover all these in about 10 minutes.  More information about these features is available by visiting apple.com/ipados/ipados-16.

Later this year, Stage Manager on M1 and M2 iPad models will unlock full external display support with resolutions of up to 6K to arrange the ideal workspace.
The animated backgrounds in Weather represent the sun position, clouds, and precipitation.
Freeform’s canvas is perfect for diagramming new projects, aggregating important assets, or just brainstorming on an infinite board.
With iCloud Shared Photo Library, families can share photos seamlessly with a separate iCloud Photos library that up to six users can collaborate on, contribute to, and enjoy.

Episode 198, Apple launches macOS Ventura with new features



macOS Ventura is now available to download and takes the Mac experience to a whole new level with groundbreaking capabilities that help users achieve more than ever.  We will do all this in minutes so let’s get started.  New features we will cover include Continuity Camera, which enables users to seamlessly work across their Apple devices, and productivity tools including Stage Manager, helping users stay focused and easily move between tasks. Also, we will cover Safari which uses ushers in a passwordless future with passkeys, and big updates come to popular apps including Mail and Messages. 

macOS Ventura includes new productivity tools and Continuity features that make the Mac experience better than ever. You can see graphics of all these new features at https://www.apple.com/macos/ventura/

Episode 197, Apple’s ‘Take Note’ event launches next generation iPad Pro with new M2 chip and redesigned iPad in vibrant colors



In this podcast, we will discuss Apple’s “Take Note” announcement of the next generation iPad Pro, supercharged by the M2 chip; and the completely redesigned iPad in four vibrant colors, featuring a large 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, the powerful A14 Bionic chip, advanced cameras, fast wireless connectivity, USB-C, support for the new Magic Keyboard Folio, along with more Apple news.

Apple upgraded Tuesday, Oct. 18 several devices at its ‘Take Note’ announcement, including iPad, iPad Pro and Apple 4K TV.
With breakthrough performance of the M2 chip, a next-level Apple Pencil hover experience, and superfast wireless connectivity, the new iPad Pro delivers a powerful and unique iPad experience.
With all new vibrant colors the redesigned iPad features a large 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, the powerful A14 Bionic chip, advanced cameras, fast wireless connectivity, USB-C, support for the new Magic Keyboard Folio, and more.

Episode 196, Apple Watch Ultra field test proves value of new design, breakthrough features and improved capabilities



Apple Watch Ultra field test of nearly a month proves value of new design, breakthrough features and improved capabilities.  Apple unveiled the revolutionary new design with breakthrough capabilities for the inspired athlete.  The Ultra’s bold design and wide range of features built for endurance, exploration, and adventure is truly noteworthy.  Apple marketed the device for those individuals, but the device makes its mark as well for the novice weekend warrior.  I’ll tell you why it’s a good value to the average person.

There are three specialized bands for outdoor adventures, endurance training, and water sports Apple introduced as well.

Apple Watch Ultra features a new depth gauge. It also delivers the data and functionality required by scuba and free divers for descents down to 40 meters.

Episode 195, Safety Check on iPhone works to keep you safe; iPhone 14 Plus now available in stores



In this episode, we will discuss how Safety Check on iPhone works to keep you safe and briefly cover the launching of the iPhone 14 Plus.

You can use Safety Check to check whom you’re sharing information with, restrict Messages and FaceTime to your iPhone, reset system privacy permissions for apps, change your passcode, change your Apple ID password, and more.
iPhone 14 Plus features a durable and sophisticated aerospace-grade aluminum design in five beautiful colors — midnight, blue, starlight, purple, and (PRODUCT)RED.1 With an expansive 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display, iPhone 14 Plus is great for seeing more content on-screen, having a larger canvas for on-the-go photo and video editing, and watching TV and movies. And the larger display, combined with A15 Bionic with a 5-core GPU makes it a bargain at its current pricing. 

Episode 194, Emergency SOS via satellite coming soon to iPhone 14



In this episode, we will discuss using Emergency SOS via satellite feature on your iPhone 14 that was announced during the September Apple Event.  With iPhone 14 models, you will soon be able to use Emergency SOS via satellite to text emergency services when you’re out of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage.


Episode 193, Apple’s Crash Detection Emergency features on your new iPhone, Apple Watch and Ultra devices can save your life; Explaining how they work and why they’re important



In this episode, we will discuss Crash Detection emergency and safety features of the latest Apple iPhone 14 and Apple Watches. In subsequent episodes, we will explore fall detection and SOS messaging.

Crash Detection works on these iPhone and Apple Watch models: iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models with the latest iOS. Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, (2nd generation, and Apple Watch Ultra with the latest watch OS.
When a severe car crash is detected, your iPhone or Apple Watch sounds an alarm and displays an alert.

Episode 192, Apple launches new features in watchOS 9



In this episode, we will discuss the launching Monday, Sept. 12 of watchOS 9 bringing new watch faces, an enhanced Workout app, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib History feature, a redesigned Compass app, and an all-new Medications app.  We will cover all these new features in this show.

watchOS 9 brings new features, enhanced apps, and more personalization to Apple Watch.For triathletes and duathletes, the Workout app now supports a new Multisport workout type that automatically switches between any sequence of swimming, biking, and running workouts.
For triathletes and duathletes, the Workout app now supports a new Multisport workout type that automatically switches between any sequence of swimming, biking, and running workouts.
The completely redesigned Compass app includes Waypoints, a quick and convenient way to mark a point of interest directly in the app.
The new Medications experience on Apple Watch and iPhone helps users manage and track their medications, vitamins, and supplements, plus provides an alert if there are potential critical interactions with medications they have added to the Health app.

Episode 191, Apple launches iPhones, Apple Watch Series 8, SE and Ultra, and AirPods Pro 2; Fitness+ expands to all iPhone users in 21 countries this fall with new guests and integration



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s introduction Wednesday of an all-new iPhone lineup, rebuilt AirPods Pro, three new Apple Watch models, and an exciting update to Apple Fitness+ and finish up by giving you when they will be available pricing and features along with the information needed to preorder those available beginning Friday, Sep 9.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max represent the biggest leap ever for iPhone, featuring the Dynamic Island, the first-ever 48MP camera on iPhone, the Always-On display, and groundbreaking safety capabilities.
Available in a 6.1-inch display and a new, larger 6.7-inch size, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature impressive camera upgrades and groundbreaking new safety capabilities.
Introducing Apple Watch Ultra, the most rugged and capable Apple Watch.
The new AirPods Pro bring major upgrades to Transparency mode, Spatial Audio, and customer-loved convenience features, while cancelling up to twice as much noise over their predecessor.
Later this fall, for the first time ever Fitness+ will be available for all iPhone users to subscribe to and enjoy in the 21 countries it is available in, even if they don’t have an Apple Watch.